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The good news: The internet has made it easier than ever to watch, read, play, or listen to just about anything ever made. The bad news: Same. It's easy to get buried, even for two of the biggest pop culture geeks we know: Ourselves. Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b is what happens when we try to make each other -- and everyone who wants to listen along -- discover the good stuff. Join us!
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Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b Eric Johnson and Emily Jones

    • TV & Film
    • 4.1, 7 Ratings

The good news: The internet has made it easier than ever to watch, read, play, or listen to just about anything ever made. The bad news: Same. It's easy to get buried, even for two of the biggest pop culture geeks we know: Ourselves. Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b is what happens when we try to make each other -- and everyone who wants to listen along -- discover the good stuff. Join us!
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    Watergate Weekend, Part Two: Dick (1999)

    Watergate Weekend, Part Two: Dick (1999)

    And now for the REAL story of Watergate.
    This movie offers a bit of a lighter take on the scandal, as well as a guess at the identity of Woodward and Bernstein's infamous source, Deep Throat. Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams pay a pair of teenagers who couldn't be less interested in politics or world events - until they stumble into the middle of the biggest story of the century, befriend Richard "Dick" Nixon, and learn that you can't let Dick run your life.
    You can rent or buy the movie from all the usual places: Amazon, iTunes, and Vudu.

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    • 35 min
    Watergate Weekend, Part One: All the President's Men (1976)

    Watergate Weekend, Part One: All the President's Men (1976)

    Tomorrow will be the 46th anniversary of one of the most important political events of the 20th century: The break-in and attempted bugging of the Democratic national headquarters in Washington, D.C., at the Watergate office complex.
    That break-in and its historic aftermath have been rendered many times on film, most recently as a cameo in 2017's "The Post." But today, we're watching the best-known cinematic rendition of Watergate, "All the President's Men," a 1976 adaptation of journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's 1974 book of the same name. Written by William Goldman, it stars Robert Redford as Woodward and Dustin Hoffman was Bernstein, with outstanding supporting performances from Hal Holbrook, Jane Alexander and — Eric's personal favorite — Jason Robards as the executive editor of the Washington Post, Ben Bradlee.
    If you, like Emily, have never seen "All the President's Men," you can rent it on Amazon, Vudu or iTunes, or you can stream it on Filmstruck if you have a subscription there. Go watch the movie and then listen to our discussion!

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    • 50 min
    Gossip Girl (2007)

    Gossip Girl (2007)

    Hey, Upper East Siders (and, you know, all listeners). I've got the biggest episode EVER.
    Ok, maybe not. But it is the second episode stemming from the Golden Globes bet we both lost. Today, it's time to torture Eric. And what better way than with the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite?
    For the uninitiated, Gossip Girl is an anonymous blogger who chronicles (and tortures) a bunch of extremely wealthy high school students. With tipsters all over the city - especially in the fancy private schools the kids all attend - no person or secret is safe from her gaze for long.
    The real question, of course, is whether Eric could possibly hate this delicious show as much as I hated watching GTA V videos. It's doubtful.

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    • 54 min
    Grand Theft Auto V Heist Videos (2014)

    Grand Theft Auto V Heist Videos (2014)

    Way back in January, Emily and I made a bet: Whoever could predict the winners of the Golden Globes more accurately would subject the other to a Geek vs. n00b pick that they would definitely hate. And I'm just gonna say it up front: If watching a bunch of dudes play Grand Theft Auto V for two hours is not your idea of a good time, then this episode may not be for you.
    Emily, however, had no choice.
    We both lost the bet (because we tied), so this weekend we're both torturing each other, no ifs ands or buts. My pick for her: Three YouTube videos made by a group called Achievement Hunter, in which they pull off a series of robbery heists inside of GTA V. As longtime listeners know, Emily doesn't play video games so this should be especially bad for her ... unless maybe it backfires and she loves it???
    ... OK, there's no point in being coy. She hated it.
    For easy reference, here are the three videos we watched, in order. If, unlike Emily, you enjoy these, you can find more on YouTube:
    #1 - Heist
    #2 - Gavin’s Heist
    #3 - Jack’s Heist
    We'll have another new episode of Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b tomorrow, in which Emily makes me watch something that she had promised I would never have to watch, the TV show "Gossip Girl." In the meantime, tell someone you know about the podcast, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


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    • 41 min
    A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

    A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

    Surprise again! Although if you listened to yesterday's bonus episode, then this will not be surprising:
    On this show, we talked about the new movie adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time," directed by Ava DuVernay and starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon. Technically this is not an episode with a "geek" and a "n00b" like usual, but we still had plenty to say about it.
    At the time of this episode's publication, you can probably still find "A Wrinkle in Time" at your local movie theater! So go watch it first, and then join us for this fun deep dive into how it compares to the book and whether it worked for us.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    A Wrinkle in Time (1962)

    A Wrinkle in Time (1962)

    Surprise! We're back with a bonus episode.
    In honor of the movie coming out (more on that later), we're rereading A Wrinkle in Time. The book follows Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin on a trip through time and space to save the Murrys' missing father.
    Be sure to read it, as we're about to spoil everything that happens!
    Tomorrow, we'll be back with a follow-up episode on the new movie. Keep an eye on your favorite podcast place.

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    • 40 min

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I have listened to every episode of this podcast. I find both the host to be smart and insightful on the topics. But I was currently listening to the gta episode. I realize that Emily has very strong convictions. I agree with a large amount of her views. I have to say I didn’t like that she brought stereotypes of gamers as baggage to this episode. You have to realize that yes the word bit** was said in the videos. But they are playing the rolls of low level criminals that speak like that. I think they were playing to that stereotype not video game guys. I am also surprised that she is willing to watch gossip girl that also has that word said in it and has a main character that is a rapist in real life. Who was doing this during his run on the show. As a fellow gamer, I find it troubling that we have a terrible label put on us. There are bad gamers. I will not dispute that. But there are bad people everywhere. In movies, music, tv, books, sports, etc. So before we come down harshly on people playing in character on a game making almost tv like episodes maybe let’s not watch real rapist or any tv/movie that says the word either. But all that being said she is a wonderful host with great points. I would recommend this podcast. Thank you for the content.

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